Question: I have mild TIV hypertrophy and posterior mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation. What does this diagnosis mean? Vanessa (Conil).
Answer: It really is a more echocardiographic than clinical diagnosis. It means that you have a part of the heart wall, the septum, a little thicker than normal. In addition, the mitral valve, which prevents the backward flow of blood between the left atrium and the left ventricle, closes a little worse than normal, allowing in your case that with each beat a small amount of blood passes backwards (insufficiency mitral), into the atrium.